STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, we are reminded, as in childhood, that the most blessed of all ties is inspired by our Mothers, and
WHEREAS, all reverence and homage should be paid to the living and departed mothers of the universe, and tribute bestowed in recognition of their untiring devotion and sacrifice.
In keeping with the tradition of motherhood, therefore, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of Delaware, do hereby proclaim
SUNDAY, MAY 14th
and urge the appropriate observance of this day in our churches, homes, and schools by proper services and by the display of the American Flag as the symbol of our good-will, peace, religious freedom and humanity toward our fellowmen, and to honor our mothers and other patriotic women who have the courage of peace.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Richard C. McMullen, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of this State to be hereunto affixed this eighth day of May, in
(Great Seal) the year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and thirty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-third.
By the Governor:
RICHARD C. McMULLEN.
JOSIAH MARVEL, JR., Secretary of State.